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One day it started to rain.
And rain. And rain.
The small river grew
big and angry.
– I Came From the Water


Paperback: $8.95
978-0-9832904-5-2 Amazon BN


Hardcover: $15.95
978-0-9832904-4-5 Amazon


Vanita Oelschlager
Mike Blanc

Ages 4-8
40 Pages



Children will learn how a Haitian boy survived – miraculously – one of the worst disasters to hit his country – the Gonaives floods of 2004.

They will also read how this same boy helped other children
survive the trauma of being orphaned following the earthquake of 2010.

Through Moses and his story, they will learn about the resilience and inherent strengths of the Haitian people despite repeated natural catastrophes.

Children will also gain insight into the role that Non-Government Organizations play today in helping to reconstruct Haitian society.


Download the Curriculum Correlations and Instructional Activities for I Came From The Water (PDF).

VanitaBooks will donate 10% from each book sold to Father Rick and Sister Judy for their work at St. Damien and St. Helene.


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